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An Expected End

'For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.'

Proverbs 23:18

What are you expecting God to do for you today?

Our children expect food on the table, probably a lift to the Sports Centre and no doubt a sub! What else are parents good for? They have an expectation. They know that we love them and they expect nothing but good things to come from us. Never do they expect us to harm them in any way.

It is a good thing to have an expectant hope as we do business with our God. I cannot see the point in praying if we do not honestly believe that our prayers are going to be answered. Allow me a couple of quotes:-

‘The Lord when he hath given great faith hath been known to try it by long delays. There is no such thing as prayer unanswered or unnoticed by God, and some things that we count refusals or denials are simply delays.’

‘Christ sometimes delays His hep that He may try our faith and quicken our prayers. The boat may be covered with the waves, and He sleeps on; but He will wake up before it sinks. He sleeps, but He never oversleeps; and there are no ‘too lates’ with Him.’

There are many days in our walk when the heavens seem like brass and we feel as though we are spitting feathers instead of praying. We cannot do better than have all our confidence in our Lord and Saviour. He wants us to lean heavily upon Him for all our needs and cares. His storehouse is beyond measure and He will withhold no good thing from those who walk uprightly.

We have a Mediator who has purchased our redemption with His own precious blood. We are God's chosen people, He chose us remember! We now have access unto God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Our God delights in blessing His children, therefore let us open our mouths wide that we may be filled. It is good to expect our God to do great things for us. His promises are there to be used. They are not glib statements, but powerful oaths that God will perform. He cannot lie.

Are you waiting today for the fulfilment of one of these promises? Then wait my friend with an expectant hope in your God, believing with all your heart that what He has promised He will also bring to pass.

Two old women were overheard praying, prior to a revival breaking out on our Island. One of the women was heard to say in her prayer, 'You have to answer this Lord, Your honour is at stake!' That is a refreshing boldness of an assured heart.

Perhaps we too need this boldness in our prayer life before revival returns to our shores. We long for such days, but do we really believe that we will experience them?

For those who read this post and are as yet strangers to grace and to God, I pray that they would repent of their sins and turn unto God who will abundantly pardon. That they may come to know for themselves the blessing He commands, life that shall never end.

Do you have an expectant hope today? God's is telling you then that it shall not be cut off. What encouraging news. Be ready to receive it.